Cost of Attendance and Financial Support

Tuition for 2017-18 is $54,360. Additional fees include Health Services, Student Activities, University Facilities, and a one-time Transcript Fee. For students who are not enrolled in outside medical insurance, the university requires that you enroll with CU Medical insurance. More information on the cost of attendance may be found on the GSAS Cost of Attendance page and the website for student financial services.

The Sociology Department offers limited financial support to a select number of promising students every year. If you would like to apply for a Department MA Fellowship, please email dm531@columbia.edu to request an application. We encourage you to apply in January to increase your chances of receiving a partial fellowship.

The majority of admitted students will not receive fellowship support, and therefore we encourage all students to seek outside grants to cover MA study. Foreign students should research the Fulbright Program in their country, and other local or regional opportunities. Most scholarships require candidates to apply six months to one year before beginning a graduate program, so it is in your best interest to plan ahead.

The GSAS Office of Financial Aid, website lists external fellowship opportunities. You may email gsas-finaid@columbia.edu to make an appointment. You can find external funding opportunities here: GSAS External Fellowships